New York Times: In Her Words

Washington, D.C., November 24, 2020: In the New York Times’ In Her Words Newsletter, Gender Reporter Alisha Gupta features Inclusive America’s gender data analysis and interviews co-founder Mark Hanis on Biden’s task to achieving gender parity in his cabinet.

“Of Mr. Biden’s six picks, two are women and two are people of color. In the coming days, Mr. Biden is expected to make some more groundbreaking nominations to key positions that could make his cabinet one of the most diverse in history.”

The two previous administrations, according to data from Mr. Hanis’s organization, failed to achieve gender or racial parity in their cabinets. In President Barack Obama’s cabinet, just 8 percent of the members were female and 12 percent were nonwhite. In President Trump’s cabinet, 4 percent of the members were female and 4 percent were nonwhite.

Outside Mr. Biden’s cabinet picks, the majority of his transition team and more than half of the members of his 14-member senior White House staff are female.

But Mr. Biden’s Covid Task Force falls behind on inclusion, Mr. Hanis noted, pointing out that while the team has achieved racial parity, it is still predominantly male.”

Read the full article here: In Her Words: Biden’s Cabinet


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